The U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health announced on Friday that as of October 8, it has cited 85 facilities for violations related to COVID-19 security measures, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $ 1.2 million.
OSHA said in a statement that inspections revealed such violations that failed to implement a written respiratory protection program; failure to provide a medical evaluation, test of respiratory protection or training in the proper use of respiratory protection and personal protective equipment; failure to register or report injuries, illnesses or deaths required by the registration rules; or does not follow the general customs clause that requires employers to provide safe workplaces.
In the statement, OSHA identified 23 organizations cited, most of which are healthcare organizations with fines up to $ 22,555.
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